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NYPD Implements Policy to Protect Most Vulnerable Officers from COVID-19

Following the detective's death the NYPD is accommodating members with pre-existing medical conditions and pregnant members, according to a memo reviewed exclusively by NBC News.

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Using Electronic Control Weapons

Your agency's policy needs to specify in what situations ECWs can be used and the responsibilities of officers for gathering evidence after use.

Coronavirus: What Police Need to Know About COVID-19

Hundreds of police officers have been exposed to the disease, with nearly 200 reported cases in Washington state alone. Here are some thoughts on how police officers can keep safe amid this current pandemic crisis.

Sterifab

Since 1967, Sterifab has been used for both disinfection and insect control.

San Francisco Public Defender Asks Police to Halt Arrests Amid Coronavirus Fears

As a means of slowing the spread of coronavirus, San Francisco's public defender has called on police to stop issuing citations or arresting people for crimes as serious as non-violent felonies.

Coronavirus: Something Wicked This Way Comes

As coronavirus continues to spread, take every precaution you can as you take risks to protect and serve.

Writing a Handgun Optics Policy

If your agency is allowing officers to use red dot sights on duty pistols, then it needs to have a policy that covers issues such as training, equipment, and qualification protocols.

Terminated Ohio Officer Returning to Duty, Collecting Back Pay

An officer with the Mansfield (OH) Police Department who was terminated in May of last year has been reinstated and will soon return to duty.

Ohio Chief Bans Load-Bearing Vests for Officers

The chief of police for the Toledo Police Department has banned officers from wearing load-bearing vests that have been credited by many with relieving back pain associated with wearing duty belts that carry an officer's duty gear.

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San Francisco Police Open "Foot Beat" Office in Troubled Neighborhood

Officers with the San Francisco Police Department who are tasked with patrolling a neighborhood troubled by drug dealing, homelessness, car break-ins, and a host of other unseemly activities will now have an office to operate out of at the epicenter of Mid-Market.